Sunday, July 20, 2008
Map of Governments' Reactions to Food Worries
Coming Anarchy features the above map, based on information from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, showing prohibiting exports and implementation of tariffs by countries in response to the global food crisis.
Right now there is plenty of food to go around. However, as with the food crisis in Africa of the 1980s and 1990s the problem is mostly in logistical distribution. Government interference on trade will artificially modify prices and make losers out of those who rely on trade to have adequate food stuffs.